Dec 9, 2012 9:00am EST
this -- you have people like scott brown in massachusetts, linda lingle in hawaii heather wilson in new mexico who were good statewide candidates with good credentials who lost for one reason -- they had "r" next to their name. it did not hurt heidi heidkamp or jon tester. this is an albatross for the republicans to deal with. the president knows he has the advantage, and the republicans have to get beyond this if they become combative as a party. >> any wiggle room in the house charles? >> i don't understandnd when colby says that for the president raisising rates is s a matter of principle. there is no principle here. the president himself said at the july 2011 press conference that if you raise the $1.20 trillion that he wanted at the time without raising rates, by eliminating deductions and exclusions, which is t the more rational way. obama's on a debt reduction commission recommended that you raise tens of revenue with the fedel govovernment, you do tax reform and you actually lower rates while you e expand the base, and if you raisise rates, you e going to injure e economic expansion.
Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
in massachusetts, linda lackl, a twice-elected governor of hawaii, running for the senate, and other wilson in new mexico, who were good statewide candidates with good credentials who lost for one reason, they had (r) next to their name. this is an albatross. this is a problem for republicans to deal with, and the president knows he has an advantage and the republicans have to get beyond this is a day are going to become competitive. >> any wiggle room in the house, charles? >> i don't understand when colby says for the president raising rates is a matter of principle. there was no principle involved. obama himself said at a briefing in july 2011 press conference that you can raise the $1.20 trillion that he wanted at the time without raising rates, by doing it by eliminating deductions and exclusions, which is the more rational way. obama's, and debt reduction commission had recommended that you raise tens of revenue for the federal government, you do tax reform, and you actually lower rates while you expand the base, and the reason is that if you raise rates, you injure economic expansion, if yo
Dec 8, 2012 8:00pm EST
. lawsuit, the indonesia, the island of hawaii. and maxine and relaxing while we slid down the abyss. lou: it seems to me, sherry, as the republicans cannot que figure out how to say, this is the president's decision. it's his ultimatum, and it's his choice. why can't they say that? >> because there is no guarantee that it will turn out well. there is a media that will try and blame republicans no matter what. plus boehnercould go in and cut a deal but he did you lose his right flank on this. starting to think it's a better deal for the republicans to of vote present, let the president on this completely. lou: agreeo raise taxes. >> now. his thing. mitch mcconnell tried to get the senate, hary reid to vote o the president's plan and harry reid said no. democrats are calling ita stunt. this is the president's plan we can raise taxes on rich and you don't have to cut spending and you can do all the things that he wants to do, and they don't want thatto come to a vote. there might be something there. i'm thinking that might maybe make him on it and let the chips fall where they make. electio